Charles Heidsieck Rose 2006
This Rose was made from a selection of 15 crus throughout Champagne. The Chardonnay was picked from Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Vertus - all mainstays in the classic Charles Heidsieck blends. Key vineyards for the Pinot Noir were Avenay, TauxiEres, Ambonnay and Ay. Grapes which make the red wines for the rose element were from Bouzy, Ambonnay, Les Riceys, Verzenay and Hautvillers.
An intense nose of freshly made strawberry jam and mingle with cinnamon, cardamom, honey and pink praline.
On the palate it is layered and complex with notes of liquorice, blackberry tea, cherries, pink peppercorns and fresh figs. The finish is long and sophisticated.